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 Post subject: an interview I found on EIN
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:33 pm 
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I found an interview, a bit controversial, would like to hear all your comments on it.




About Billy Miller: Billy Miller is a private investigator who lives in the Las Vegas area. He became friendly with Elvis as a young boy when his father became friendly with Vernon Presley. Billy is currently finalising his book about his friendship and employment with Elvis...a book Billy says will make many people stand up and take notice. It is due for publication in mid 2007.

A number of people are dismissive of Billy's story of his friendship with Elvis. EIN recently spoke at length with Billy and leave it up to individual readers to form their own opinion on the merits of his story.

Shown opposite: Billy with Jimmy Velvet


Billy is also featured in the documentary, Why Elvis?, available on DVD.

During our interview, Billy made it clear to EIN that for legal reasons relating to the publication of his book he could not divulge specific details on particular issues at this time. As you will read in the interview, he assures us that substantive evidence for his claims will be included in his book.


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EIN: Billy, please tell us a little about the Billy Miller story.

BM: I was Born in Ohio and lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a child we moved to Virginia, Fairfax City and I finished high school in 1966. I then served in the Navy until 1969.

After I met Elvis as a young boy I was able to stay in touch with him over the years. My dad and Elvis's dad became best drinking buddies. My dad was a welder and he did jobs around Graceland for Vernon and Elvis and also welded Priscilla's Corvair. I thought my father was the greatest. He let me jack-up the little Corvair. We finished it just in time for Priscilla to go shopping with Vernon's credit card. I remember that Vernon loved Priscilla as if she was one of his own kids.

I was involved in undercover work with the Washington, D.C. Police, Virginia State Police and the FBI.

Elvis pushed me to go on with my life. He even went on cases with me. He helped me go undercover with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. Another time we helped Burford Pusser fight drugs in the Memphis schools.

My book will prove what really happened - it will be the 'True Elvis Book'...The True Tell-All Book...Elvis's passion for the law and undercover cases...what and why Elvis went to Washington, DC in 1970 just before Christmas.

There will be the story of my life with Elvis in Vegas in 1976. At that time I was driving Elvis and his friends around town, buying gifts (guns, rings, etc.) and taking Elvis to his private bedroom at Dr. Ellis Ghonman's home (a hideout for the King) behind the Hilton Hotel. I will detail my investigations for Elvis from my case files from 1968 to 1977... My cases from Tennessee, Huntington Beach California, to Las Vegas, Nevada. Washington, D.C. to Florida and back to Tennessee. My files will be an open Book...

EIN: When and how did you first meet Elvis?

BM: It was the spring of 1957. Elvis was on tour in the Midwest and one of his stops was Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was 10 years old at the time. One of my school classmates' mother and father were best friends with Elvis. Elvis was playing at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Coliseum and stopped by to say hi. My friend came by my house and said "Billy you got to see this guy at my house". We ran to see this guy named Elvis. At that time I'd never heard of Elvis!

And when I did meet him I didn't realise how he was going to change my life forever."

All the names and proof will be in my book!


EIN: You connected with Elvis?

BM: Elvis and I initially had one thing in common. We had both been abused as a child. I was lucky that Elvis came to my rescue. It it wasn't for Elvis talking to my father about my stepmom's abuse, I believe I would have been dead before I was 12 years old. Elvis would see me and I had stitches in my head and fresh bleeding from a beating by my stepmom.

Elvis had been abused by both Vernon and Gladys. Gladys had a serious drinking problem which was destroying her mind and her body. Elvis told me that when the alcohol kicked in she became very violent and would beat up on him. She was very strict with Elvis as a kid and would pull on his ear and make him do things he didn't want to. And after Vernon got out of jail he could become very vicious and violent.

Despite her problems, Gladys loved Elvis and was the one person to keep him on the straight and narrow up until her death.

As I got older Elvis and I had another thing in common, We loved under cover police work.

I look back on my friendship with Elvis and I see him as the older brother I never had, and as a best friend.

EIN: Elvis had a special nickname for you can you tell us about it?

BM: I was a young kid going to Graceland. I was the kid that had to stay in the truck while my dad drank with Vernon. I used to sneak out of the truck and watch all the guy's at Graceland playing football. I wanted to play with them but Elvis said I was a kid, and his friends would hurt me. They played for real.

I used to follow Elvis around hiding from tree to tree. Elvis used to call me'' Kid'' and when I turned 18 it became "Billy The Kid".

Even then I was still not able to play with the guys. My dad said the guys were too tough, and they also didn't like outsiders.

There was another name Elvis called me...Elvis's spy. This came about when I was younger. When I went to Graceland Elvis would tell me to go spy on the guys and then report back to him. Because I was just a kid, I guess was just in the way. So this was Elvis's nice way of saying "get lost kid".

For me it was a case of either stay in the truck or go hide from tree to tree and watch what was going on. I thought this was so neat, hiding from the guys watching what was going on and then reporting it back to Elvis. Boy do I have some stories to tell....and they will all be in my book.

One time I spied on Elvis and Priscilla in the swimming pool. They were giggling and making out, and Elvis' hands were going everywhere. When I told him about it later he laughed and said while I was his spy, he didn't have me there to spy on him.

One of the good things about being Elvis' spy was I got to get out of the van. I also got to play with Lisa Marie.

EIN: Most fans are aware that Elvis was a big admirer of the police forces. You used to go “undercover” with Elvis which must have been very exciting. What stories can you share with us about those times?

BM: I was working undercover with the FBI on a grand theft auto case, in Fairfax, Va.. just 13 miles out of Washington, DC. This car ring started in Maryland to DC to Fairfax Va., ending up in Florida. Elvis offered his help as there was a Virginia State trooper roughing me up. While I was undercover he pulled a gun on me. Elvis was mad as hell when I told him. Elvis hated bad cops.

From time to time I would return the favor by doing something for Elvis including taking him undercover with me. Also, like talking to President Nixon, also using my connections in the FBI when one of Elvis's friends, George Klein, was in trouble with the law. The FBI helped out on that one.

At other times Elvis and I would "bug" those around us. Elvis liked to do it just for fun. I had arranged to obtain a wireless microphone, one of those which you program to FM radio. Elvis decided to stick it on a famous person, I can't say who. He got a kick out of listening to this person's conversations and also of them making out. Elvis did it just for fun, it wasn't malicious or anything.

Elvis liked the wireless microphone so much he wanted to order 100. But when he found out how expensive they were he settled for just a few. We'd plant them in the guy's rooms and their cars. They never knew. Elvis even wanted to plant a bug in someone's shoe.

We had some scary times"undercover" for both the FBI and the Metroploitan Police Department. Both Elvis and I could have quite easily been killed on some of those cases.

EIN: You also had a “contract” with Elvis. What is the story behind this?


BM: My first shot at really working for Elvis was in 1969 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christmas was just around the corner and Elvis asked me if I would deliver gifts to some of his friends. I nearly fell down....Elvis asking me "Billy the Kid" to help him out. It felt good knowing that Elvis trusted me..."Billy the Kid".

I felt all grown up and working for Mr. Elvis Presley. Someone told Elvis that we needed a contract, because of the cars, rings etc. We were at a party at the time and Elvis asked for a little help from some lady. She helped us write out a contract. It was for 20 years of my silence. The bad thing about it was the 20 years started after his death.

In my book I will be including a copy of my contract with Elvis.

EIN: Many of the stories printed in the hundreds of book and magazines published about Elvis are either fabricated or only contain a small element of truth. What stories in particular would you like to correct for our readers?

BM: There are many incorrect stories. For instance the cover up over Elvis's body at the cemetery. Vernon Presley hired two friends of the FBI to jump the wall and pretend that they were stealing Elvis' body! I arranged this after Vernon asked me to talk to some FBI guys about moving Elvis' body. The plot was then set in motion using Thomas Moore, Ronnie Lee Adkins and I.C. Smith (FBI).

There was a good reason why Vernon did this. It takes a special permit to bury a body on a family residential estate like Graceland. Vernon needed there to be a kidnap attempt so he could get a permit to move Elvis' body to Graceland.

But this is only part of the story. The real cover up is that when Elvis left Graceland on August 16, 1977 he was alive! And now you'll ask, so who is in the casket?" That is the real cover up but right now I can't reveal who.

That is also why Vernon Elvis Presley agreed to the autopsy and put a 50 year block on the findings.

All will be revealed in my book!!!

I was with Elvis when he went to visit President Nixon and he stayed at the Washington Hotel in rooms 506-508. I have the letter from Elvis asking me to arrange the meeting. I was there when he went to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and was told the President was busy and couldn't see him until the next day. I put him on a plane to California to see Jerry Schilling. Elvis returned with Jerry and Sonny West to see the President the next day.
In June of 1976 Red West, Sonny West and Dave Hebler were fired...why? It was not because of the drugs that he used. They revealed this in their book "Elvis What Happened?" which was published before Elvis died. Until then these three men were Elvis' best friends, but they were causing problems for Elvis with their strongarm tactics. That's why Vernon fired them. Elvis loved all three men and they were his very best friends. They were not fired for drugs. They were fired because of all the lawsuits. Vernon was afraid of all the guys. He thought if they were gone, then the lawsuits would go away. Elvis was sick for weeks over this. He truly missed his best friends.

EIN: What about Elvis and the Memphis Mafia?

BM: Many of those guys sponged off Elvis. They were not real friends to him and would never have made it without him. There were a few, like Dick Grob, who was a true friend to Elvis. Those who were there at the end were his true friends and respected him.

Let me tell you the real Memphis Mafia story: Red West, Sonny West, David Hebler, Marty Lacker, Lamar F., Alan Fortas, Richard Davis, Mike McGreger, Joe E. and the Stanley boys. In my opinion these were the real Memphis Mafia. As I stated the others couldn't keep a job. Some were even stealing from the King. Each of these guys has a story to tell, and so do I. Dick Grob was head of security, an an ex-cop from Palm Springs. The boys didn't consider him one of the Memphis Mafia. Nor did they consider Joe E to be part of the Memphis Mafia. Joe E. was not too well liked by the Memphis Mafia.

EIN: EIN recently published a series of articles regarding claims that Elvis was racist and stole black music. What would you say to these claims?
BM: I never knew Elvis to steal anything. Elvis may have copied their style and added to it, but he didn't steal it.

I also never knew Elvis to be a racist. He treated everyone the same. We used to go down the back streets of Beale Street. It was known as Blues Alley, an all black area. Elvis took me in behind the stage to watch many shows. I have met many black singers and horns/brass players, some are famous and some not. We used to go to a few all black churches, just to sing their songs.

Elvis gave away countless numbers of cars to black folks. Remember Mary Jenkins at Graceland and her brother (he owned a drugstore). Then there was Ms. Rorke at Graceland. Elvis gave money to the Black Foundation in Memphis.

I only heard Elvis use the N- word once and that was in Las Vegas, when James C. stole the photos of Prsicilla and a ring. Elvis walked out on the runway at McCarran Airport to stop the plane that James Caughley was on board. When Elvis flashed his Government badge the captain stopped the plane. It was then Elvis said let's get that (N) off the plane. But guess what? James Caughley is white. I have never known Elvis to be a racist. I don't believe it...

It's also interesting that one of the most famous African-American celebrities is Oprah Winfrey. And Oprah revealed that she is a distant relation to Elvis.

EIN: Elvis was known for his generosity. What else can you tell us in this regard?

BM: Elvis has helped a lot of people I used to drive Elvis around town in his old Pontiac car. I used to stay out at the lake (where Vernon had a cabin) and when I would see Elvis, he would throw me his wallet to carry as there were no pockets in his pants that he wore. He would be coming from Graceland in sweat pants and a sweat shirt. If we saw someone he thought was in need, Elvis would say "Billy pull over here". I would pull over and black or white Elvis would hand them some cash. I remember asking Elvis "Why do you do that? Why do you give them money?" Elvis replied "It makes me feel good." I said "Most of these people don't even know that it is you, Elvis Presley". Elvis said, "Someday you'll know what I mean when I say it makes you feel good".

EIN: A lot has been written about Colonlel Tom Parker. What did Elvis think of the Colonel in his last few years?

BM: Elvis was a big teddy bear back in the 70's with his medical conditions. There were situations with the pills, some of the guys stealing and fighting, Elvis' weight gain, the loss of Priscilla. All in all, Elvis was on edge. He could get mad as a raging bull and 20 minutes later he was over it, and he wanted you to be too.

But he was always mad at the Colonel. They fought like two tiger cats. Elvis had a hard head, he was set in his ways. He fired the Colonel a few times, but Elvis knew that without the Colonel he would be nothing. In the 70s the Colonel knew Elvis was again out of control. Incidentally, that's the reason Elvis went in the Army in 1958. Duty called just at the right time. The Colonel said Elvis was out of control. The Colonel knew that time would fix Elvis, but Elvis thought that while he was gone no one would remember him. But Parker knew Elvis had a million dollars worth of talent, and Elvis just had to prove it to the world.

EIN: Was Elvis aware of the offer of $5 million subsequently increased to $10 million for him to perform a concert in front of the pyramids in Egypt?

BM: This is new to me. I never heard of this, but I was only a PI not part of his daily meetings. I was there to find out info about girls, guys, driving, pickup stealing, etc. What I can say is first Elvis would not leave the USA after 1970. Everyone has written about the Colonel not being a US citizen, with no US papers. They were all wrong. Yes, he was from overseas, but remember he worked in Florida as a dog catcher. He could have left the country and came back time after time, as he did at least twice in his early years in the US. The reason was The Colonel was afraid of the boys being out the US. They all carried guns and prescription drugs, also they were very over protective of Elvis. This proved to be true with all the lawsuits filed against the estate. The Colonel knew any trouble in a different country could be very costly, or even worse, no more Elvis.

EIN: Did Elvis ever talk to you about his split with Priscilla? If yes what were his feelings?

BM: Elvis talked about Priscilla quite a lot. Once he sent me to the Tropicano Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas to follow her to see if she met with Mike Stone. He also sent me to Huntington Beach in California to see if Priscilla and little Lisa Marie were OK and watch for Mike Stone.

Elvis hated what he did to Priscilla, He said that he was mean and hateful. He also once accused me of having sex with Priscilla. It happened one time when Elvis came downstairs the back way to the kitchen. I was there with Mary Jenkins and Priscilla and we were talking about the guys. We were talking about things like how they lived like pigs and never cleaned up after themselves. How they ate what they wanted when they wanted, like steaks at 3:OOam, then they'd go to bed leaving a big mess. They also called Priscilla a bitch for complaining.


When Elvis stepped into the kitchen he looked at me. I could tell he was mad. Elvis said "You son of a bitch" let's go".

I followed Elvis out the door to the car port. He was steaming mad. He said I was trying to hit on his girl, and I started to tell him what we were talking about. Elvis hit me on the side of my face, almost knocking me to the ground. This was his first and last time it ever happened. Elvis told me he would never do it again.

He told me how he lost his "Cilla", which was his pet name for Priscilla. He cried "I need her back", I miss her so much. I pushed her away. I put her thru hell".

He asked me "Do you think she will came home? Back to Graceland. Hell-you don't know, you're a kid, Billy I'm sorry". He walked away.

Weeks, maybe months went by, during which time I refused to talk to Elvis. I then knew for the first time how Priscilla felt. To love someone so much, and when you tell them the truth they don't believe you.

For Elvis though, the death of Gladys, and the loss of Priscilla, were the two things that he really couldn't handle.

EIN: You were friendly with Priscilla?

BM: I knew Priscilla quite well. She put up with a lot. I used to watch her, from a distance, and after Elvis pushed her away and she became unhappy, she would sit there and cry for hours and hours. Priscilla does not deserve what has been said and written about her over the years.

EIN: What do you think of the 'Elvis is still alive' stories?

BM: I have to laugh at all these stories, some of which are good, some bad. After all these years not one person has got it right! The closest anyone has come to the truth is Marty Lacker. One hell of a man. Even top leading book authors missed the boat on the real story. Again. my book will reveal the real truth!
EIN: What are your greatest memories of Elvis the person?

BM: Elvis was the most generous man, that I ever knew. From 1957 to 1977 he gave until it was nearly all gone.

EIN: Was it difficult being around Elvis in those final years?

BM: If I had to be with Elvis 24/7 I think my life and attitude for Elvis would have been different. I only saw Elvis when I was a kid about 7 to 10 times and even in the 60's as a teen only about 10 times. In the 70's I saw him maybe 25 times. The best year was 1976 when I got to spend time a lot of time with him.

The problem with Elvis was by that time he had so many issues. He would be nice, then mean, then nice. He could change like the dice on a crap table, hot-cold. If you didn't agree with what he said, you were out. If his joke wasn't funny but you laughed, you were in. If you pushed too hard, you were out.

You have to understand that Elvis was not well and because of this he wasn't an easy person to hang out with. His medical problems were getting worse and I found it harder and harder to deal with him and his problems. Elvis would play dumb, he would pretend to fall asleep. He would do this just to listen to what you had to say. He was a good actor. His guys loved to talk and talk they did.

EIN: What do you feel about Elvis' legacy?

BM: History was written by Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of Rock & Roll. Elvis changed the history of popular music. If it weren't for Elvis our music might have been very different. Even today, Elvis is still the King of Rock and Roll.

But despite his fame, Elvis wasn't happy. He always thought that Priscilla would come back, even up until August 1977. Elvis loved Priscilla so much, and no one could compare to her. Even the Colonel wanted them back together.

In the final years Elvis was totally out of control due to the prescription drugs from all the doctors. This and the pain of suffering he was enduring led to him being overweight. The Colonel was starting to get worried about the drugs as Elvis was forgetting the words to his songs, and unable to control his temper on and off the stage.
Elvis blamed the Colonel. But he also started to realize it was time to get out. By June 1977 Elvis had gained too much weight. He promised the Colonel he would be ready but by mid July he had gained so much weight that he couldn't put on his own white boots and even worse could not zip them up due to his swollen feet and ankles. At this point Elvis knew he would never fit in his new jump suit. The Colonel was so upset he even made threats to Elvis: 1. Be Straight, 2. Be in Shape, 3. No Prescription Drugs or I'm finished with you.

Despite these tensions, the Colonel loved Elvis like his own son, and he put up with a lot from him. The Colonel knew that Elvis had a lot left to give to his fans. He also knew that the money was almost gone. The Colonel knew that if he pushed Elvis, it might work, even though Elvis would say, he was tired, and just needed a long rest. Some say that the Colonel killed Elvis by over working him. However, in 1977 Elvis was like a run-a way train. It was bound to happen...Elvis was going to leave the building for good.

EIN: Billy, let's get back to your book. Please tell us more about what will be in it?

BM: The first thing I should say is that there has never yet been a true book about Elvis. Two, I am writing my book with a very well known identity which will surprise many people.

My book will also blow everyone away because of the verfied evidence it will have, including one by a member of the Presley family who is still alive!

It will cover me working for Elvis as a PI/detective, my life and times with Elvis (mostly in 1976). I will detail our undercover cases, my good times with, and bad times with Elvis. There will be facts from my files, names, dates, places, social security details. I will have contact details for FBI agents so readers can verify my claim that I worked "undercover" with Elvis. It will tell you how my life changed from 1957 to 2006. And it will be the true Elvis story!!

You'll also see copies of my files, the cover ups, Elvis facts. My book will be the one to tell you what really happened on Aug 16 1977...after Elvis left Graceland alive! I will include documentation on everything!

I also have a copy of the cashier's cheque Elvis gave me for working for him. And it's not for a small amount, but an amount in the thousands of dollars. I have photos of me with Elvis on stage and a letter from Elvis asking me to get him some law enforcement badges.

EIN: Billy, many people reading this will doubt your claims. What do you say to them?

BM: I can tell you, when my book is published there will be many people who have called me a liar, called me a kook...they will have egg on their face and I will have the last laugh. I will prove to them I am not a fake or a fraud. A lot of people will be surprised and suddenly remember that 'little pain in the butt" who used to hang around Graceland.

In writing my book I have had evidence much of the forensically analysed by the FBI to substantiate its credibility. I have letters written to me by Elvis. I have a letter from Lisa Marie Presley. I have a letter from President Nixon about his meeting with Elvis. I have also had some of my material authenticated by organisations like Sotheby's and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

And some of my letters have been authenticated by the leading authentication agency in the world. I have signed affidavits, notarized. I've gone over every fact and how to prove what I have to say. What really happened in the lead up to August 16, 1977, the cover-ups, how far did they go. My book will expose it all! All of my material is being protected, and is locked in a bank vault.

I still have my files from the investigations that Elvis had me doing bugging cars, bugging Graceland for fun. They are on Ricky Stanley's girl friend Donna T., George Klein's case, girls visiting Graceland.

And one item which will surprise everyone... Elvis's real will, not the fake will which was probated.

You know I was the "little pain in the butt" who used to hang around Graceland. If I wasn't there then how did I get all the Elvis stuff and why are there so many organisations saying it's real? They will be ablee to read it all in my book.



Opposite: Rick Stanley

The stories in my "tell all" book are from the eyes of Elvis Spy ... Billy Miller, the one they say was never there! It will stagger a lot of people when it comes out!
EIN: When do you expect to have your book released?

BM: I expect my book to be available by August 16, 2007. I have been working on it for over 8 years. Because of my contract with Elvis I couldn't put it out until 20 years after he died. And in the past years I could have already published it but most publishers only wanted the dirt and filth on Elvis, not the truth. Three German publishers offered me a huge payday but I knocked them back. I have turned down substantial sums of money for my story because I want my book to be respectful of Elvis, and respectfulto the truth. I wanted my book to be one which people know comes from my heart.

EIN: You also have a project called Memory Lane. What is this all about?
BM: Memory Lane will be a Museum. It will have items from the stars, on display. Even impersonators, presidents, movie stars, singers, and yes, even Elvis Aaron Presley. Also that evil man from Dallas, yes JR. There will be a letter to me from Mr. Larry Hagman, and much more.

The museum will include one section called Memories of Elvis.

EIN: And you are giving the profits from Memory Lane to charity?.

BM: Yes, the Museum acccepts donations for entry and profits go to five charities. These are:

1 SAINT JUDES boys and girls which was Elvis's biggest charity.

2 CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES

3 CANCER FOR CHILDREN

4 AIDS FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

5 BILLY MILLER KIDS FOUNDATION

You pick which of the charities is to receive your money.

EIN: Tell us about the Billy Miller Kids Foundation.

BM: This Foundation was a venture discussed by Elvis and myself. We wanted a charity to help kids in need. Proceeds from The Billy Miller Kids Foundation will go to the Children's Hospital in Memphis, Saint Judes and 50% of the proceeds will be to provide food, shelter, toys for kids at Christmas.

EIN: Billy we understand you are also a major Elvis collector. Please tell us about your collection.

BM: I have T.C.B. rings, necklaces, Elvis belts, a belt designed by Mike McGreger. I have letters, notes, cards personal items that Elvis owned like shot guns, TCB guns, other TCB jewelry, a pocket watch. Also sunglasses, paintings, a drawing of Elvis's jumpsuit by Marty Lacker, knives, even glasses Elvis drank out of. There are photos I took of Elvis and his family. There are letters from Mary Jenkins, Mike McGreger and others, and much more.

EIN: Billy, thank you for talking to us today.

BM: Thanks EIN. You know EIN is the first to ask me for an interview. Everyone else has just slammed me and put me down. Until now no-one has asked me about my material, my documented evidence.


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I wonder if Billy Miller is the "Bill" that Elvis brought up to our room in Vegas and told him to "watch the door this will just take a few minutes"??? Also, is this where the X transcripts came from? I have no clue really as to how true what he is saying might be, but I do know that there was a Bill and that Elvis did like to go do "undercover" things and that he DID have "bugs "around different places and that someone "bugged" his bedrooms in various places-and transcripts were made. However, I can't agree with him that Elvis was "just fat" etc:...it was not "fat" it was bloating caused by fluid retention brought on by the medical conditions he had going on-albeit brought on by his life style and working conditions- having to stay thin, having to be energetic and ready to work and perfect all the time. It was stress, stress, stress and he did what he had to to keep going and I don't give a damn what anyone says who "was there"- I'd like to see them live his life just a couple of months-they'd be exhausted and half nuts and I'd bet on that! I hope "Bill's" book isn't as harsh as he seems to put it in the interview-I hope he also has compassion and understanding and can realize that every word he says publicly will be twisted and turned and he needs to be careful how it's put-choose carefully his words. And get rid of that "fat" thing by telling the truth-it was not weight gain by over eating-or eating junk food-Elvis by that time was having a hard time keeping things down long enough to get "fat" from them-and he was in pain most of the time-not just a little pain-severe pain-emotionally and physically. Give him a break "Bill" at least when you're talking publicly!
This is a guy who never had even one iota of a "normal" life as most people know it-he was born one of a kind-the other one died-and Elvis went on to be the only one, the first of his kind, as such it wasn't ever normal. wjh



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Thanks Nadine for posting this. I can understand his frustration at being "non existent" in Elvis' life-been there-done that one- ! And that he wants to get "his story out" and stagger minds. I hope that he isn't as cut and dried as he sounds in the interview-he is after all selling his book-and intrigue sells pretty well, especially if it sounds "juicy" and "out there". And too, maybe he heard that I was going to edit and rewrite Fairytale???
some of what he's saying has the "ring" of that book... even with all it's "manufactured covers for the truth" of the matter. Such as Elvis being alive when he left Graceland VERY early on Aug. 16th.... but I can't prove anything and maybe he can??? wjh



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Thank you, Nadine.

I have a mixture of feelings about it. Some things I can relate to Elvis, some not. As I don't know the contents of the book, I can only "feel". And I don't get a "clear" feeling out of it. To me, there's something "fishy" that I can't tell exactly.



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I have mixed feelings too but found it worth to share.

He is not believed either, yet he knows so much. Just like our Wanda June Hill.

I think he shared a good view on the Elvis - Priscilla matter.

We the elc members know that something went so wrong early in their married live and elvis forgave her but did not forget her misstep. So they stayed together for a while but things were not the same anymore.

I think he might have treated her cruel from that moment on and rejected her a bit and did not want to have intercourse with her anymore etc... and she cried a lot and became bitter towards him a versio n we alreaddy knew but not many books do offer us that version.

His words seem credible to me and altough I probably will never have the chance to read his book (it will not be available here in belgium - we are only offered the big names) I would really like to know what he will tell about events of the 16 th of august.

He seems to know lots of insiders stuff and it is good that less known people who knew him come out with their stories and often shed a different light.



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My thoughts on this are that Mr. Miller, due to the uniqueness of his job as PI for Elvis, may indeed have access and knowledge to information which others do not have. It means he can help fill in "some" of the missing pieces. It does not mean, however, that he is the "know all" in all areas of Elvis' life. I'm concerned from his comments in the interview that because he was privy to some secrets, he may think he is the authority on all issues in Elvis' life.

Case in point is the weight issue which I'm glad you addressed Wanda, as it bothered me too when reading it. Based on the interview, it seems clear to me that Miller is not fully aware of Elvis' medical conditions. And even in a logical sense, when he mentions that Elvis' feet and ankles were so swollen he couldn't get his boots zipped up. Miller attributes this to fat. No mention that it could be due to fluid retention. Well for one to put so much fat on their ankles & feet so that their shoes no longer fit --- it would have to be due to a huge amount of fat gain. Even if one attributed Elvis' bloated appearance to fat & not fluid retention, he still would not have been heavy enough to have significant fat deposits on his feet & ankles. It makes far more sense for the cause to be fluid retention.

But I would be interested in reading what Miller has to say about some things. I can see where he might know info others wouldn't since he apparently did following & bugging at Elvis' request. I wonder, for instance, if he could confirm the existance of the Mob's intimidation & control over Elvis' career.



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I doubt it-not that he might not know, but that he would not say it due to the continuing lives of some of those mob people. They ain't all dead yet-unfortunately though many came to "surprising" ends...shortly after Elvis was gone-within two years! Kind of....get even or ?
As for knowing it all, he wasn't around enough to know that and obviously hasn't much "medical" knowledge or wouldn't have said his feet were "too fat" to zip up his white boots. Poor Elvis was almost crying over that-he soaked his feet and ankles in ice water and astringent to get them zipped up and then they were so tight it cut off the blood during his shows and he said his feet were "numb"... It wasn't his fault-damn it! I hope we ("Bill") never meet accidently (it would not be otherwise for sure) as if that line isn't changed - my bad side might come out...family tells me it is a horrible sight and they "try to avoid seeing it". oh my... wjh

I WILL HAVE A COPY OF THE BOOK IN MY HANDS BY TOMORROW AT 4 PM PACIFIC TIME! UNLESS UPS GOES DOWN SOMEHOW- MY BUDDY SEAN AT BOOKSURGE IS SENDING IT OVER NIGHT TO ME-RATHER THAN REGULAR SHIPPING. NICE TO HAVE A SOUTHERN GUY WHO DIGS ELVIS HELPING US OUT! HE SAYS IT LOOKS GREAT AND HE WAS PLEASED WITH THE PICTURES-ESPECIALLY MY FAVORITE ONE-THAT ELVIS LOOKS LIKE HE'S STANDING RIGHT THERE LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU! YEP...and everyone can guess what he's thinking-the photographer keeps saying, "come on E, just one more!" and Elvis is about to have "enough"...I love that look-seen it directed my way! As soon as I can approve the book-it can be ordered!!! yea! I will order my box for autographing and numbering to get the ball rolling. Maia will have an affiliate # for Amazon on Spiritheartsanctuary for people who wish to order that way- helps to support the spiritual website. wjh



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that guy sounds like he started to tell a story that he couldn't even end.. :roll: worthless efforts..telling something for the sake of telling only..anyway.. :roll:
well the book Wanda.. :P trying to think about this only..makes me feel better.... :wink:



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that guy sounds like he started to tell a story that he couldn't even end.. worthless efforts..telling something for the sake of telling only..anyway..


Right on, Zey! 8)



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AT LAST!!! Remember Wanda, to relax before reading it. Enjoy it as you were any of us and... I wish I was there too, with you, to comment everything about the book. :P Elvis will be there by your side, smiling and laughing with you. Who doubts about that?

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